Scores

Final

Sam Houston 76

(14-13, 7-7 Southland)

E Washington 81

(9-18, 6-10 Big Sky)

4:00 PM ET, February 23, 2013

Reese Court, Cheney, Washington

1 2 T
SHSU 25 5176
EWU 41 4081

Top Performers

Sam Houston State: P. Baxter 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Eastern Washington: V. Jois 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Blk

E. Washington 81, Sam Houston St. 76

Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. -- Collin Chiverton scored 20 points, Jeffrey Forbes hit a big shot to reach a career milestone, and Eastern Washington held off BracketBusters foe Sam Houston State 81-76 on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles (9-18) set a Big Sky Conference record with 16 blocked shots, eight by Martin Seiferth.

Chiverton was 7 of 10 from the floor, including three 3-pointers. Forbes had 11 points, including a 3-pointer with 2:38 left that made him the 16th EWU player to reach 1,000 career points.

Parker Kelly added 17 points for the Eagles, and Venky Jois had 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Forbes' milestone 3-pointer gave EWU what seemed a comfortable 73-64 lead with 2:38 left. But the Bearkats (14-13) rallied, pulling within 76-74 on James Thomas' layup with 34 seconds to play. Chiverton and Kelly hit two free throws apiece to secure the victory.

Paul Baxter scored 19 points for the Bearkats.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
EWU
Points 76 81
FG Made-Attempted 26-78 (.333) 23-38 (.605)
3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 10-18 (.556)
FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 25-33 (.758)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 16

2012-13 Season

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Research Notes

Eastern Washington set a Big Sky conference record with 16 blocks in Saturday's win over Sam Houston State. The 16 blocks ties for the most blocks by a D-I team this season (Kansas, 16 blocks against San Jose State on Nov. 26, 2012).

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